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August 1, 2017 at 9:48 am #1202171533
The first wave of casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of Once on This Island…
http://www.broadway.com/buzz/189305/once-on-this-island-revival-to-star-philip-boykin-kenita-miller-alysha-deslorieux-more/August 1, 2017 at 10:21 am #1202171568
Well, now I’m definitely seeing this if Phillip Boykin is in it.August 2, 2017 at 8:37 am #1202172644
Casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway transfer of Harry Potter & the Cursed Child…
http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Jamie-Parker-Noma-Dumezweni-and-More-to-Star-in-HARRY-POTTER-AND-THE-CURSED-CHILD-on-Broadway-Cast-Announced-20170802August 3, 2017 at 1:46 pm #1202173776
The Parisian Woman will begin previews at the Hudson Theatre on November 7th…
http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/THE-PARISIAN-WOMAN-to-Play-Broadways-Hudson-Theatre-20170803August 4, 2017 at 8:25 am #1202174502
ABC has postponed their production of The Little Mermaid Live.
http://www.broadway.com/buzz/189337/abc-postpones-little-mermaid-live-television-musical/August 7, 2017 at 7:08 am #1202177310
Adam Kantor (who I thought was such a great Motel in the most recent revival of Fiddler on the Roof) and Etai Benson (who I thought gave such a heartfelt performance in the An American in Paris tour) are joining the cast of the Broadway transfer of The Band’s Visit…
http://www.broadway.com/buzz/189345/adam-kantor-etai-benson-complete-the-company-of-the-bands-visit-on-broadway/August 7, 2017 at 7:12 am #1202177314
Meteor Shower, the new play by Steve Martin, will open at the Booth Theatre on November 29, following previews from November 1. Amy Schumer, Laura Benanti, Keegan-Michael Key, and Alan Tudyk will star. Woo-hoo!
Just got my ticket.August 7, 2017 at 7:55 am #1202177367
Interesting how all these prolific playwrights have new works coming in despite the fact that this season is likely going to be ruled by Harry Potter & the Cursed Child.August 7, 2017 at 9:28 am #1202177447
Does anyone think next year’s musical race at the Tonys will be similar to the 2004 battle between Avenue Q and Wicked? Do you think Frozen will take all the craft awards but The Band’s Visit will take all the top awards?August 7, 2017 at 9:35 am #1202177459
Let’s wait and see how Frozen turns out first.
Though an interesting thing to note is that while Idina Menzel was starring in Wicked during Tony season in 2004, there was a play going on under the Gershwin Theatre titled Frozen.August 7, 2017 at 10:52 am #1202177512
Other than The Lion King, the Tonys have not really embraced Disney on Broadway. Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Aladdin, Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid were rather lukewarmly received. B&B got tons of nominations, but only won one.
Tarzan and The Little Mermaid were critically savaged and nearly ignored by the Tonys. I was at the first preview of Tarzan and it was one of the longest nights I’ve ever spent in a theater. It was like listening to the same song 36 times.
I hope Frozen has a better outcome.August 7, 2017 at 12:19 pm #1202177553
Additional casting has been announced for Tracy Letts’ The Minutes. http://www.playbill.com/article/additional-casting-announced-for-tracy-letts-broadway-bound-the-minutes-at-steppenwolfAugust 8, 2017 at 6:14 am #1202178568
The full cast has been announced for the upcoming Broadway run of Escape to Margaritaville…
http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Paul-Alexander-Nolan-Alison-Luff-Lisa-Howard-and-More-to-Star-in-ESPCAPE-TO-MARGARITAVILLE-on-Broadway-Full-Cast-Announced-20170808August 8, 2017 at 6:19 am #1202178584
Complete casting has been announced for Roundabout’s upcoming production of Time and the Conways…